People

Lab Director: 

Heather SheridanHeather Sheridan, Ph.D.

I am an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at the University at Albany, SUNY. I received my Ph.D. and M.A. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Toronto and an Honours B.A. from McMaster University

My contact information can be found here and my C.V. can be downloaded here.

 

Graduate Students:

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Abigail Kleinsmith (Lab Liaison)

Email: akleinsmith@albany.edu

I am a sixth year graduate student pursuing my Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at the University at Albany. I received my B.A. in Psychology from SUNY Oswego in 2012, and my M.A. in Cognitive Psychology from the University at Albany in 2015. My primary research interests involve music cognition and perception, specifically the components of music that facilitate memory for novel stimuli. My dissertation research will focus on investigating the process of music reading using our lab’s eye tracker. I am also a senior member of Dr. Tram Neill’s lab, and enjoy reading and playing the French horn in my free time.

 

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Stephanie C. Crocco

E-mail: scrocco@albany.edu

I am currently a fifth year graduate student in the Cognitive Psychology Ph.D. program at SUNY Albany. I received my B.A. in Psychology (2013) from SUNY Plattsburgh. I have both basic and applied research interests regarding human learning and memory that include the testing effect, proactive and retroactive interference effects, and mediation effects. I am also interested in research using eye-tracking, EEG/ERP, co-registration, and pupillometry to study reading processes and other aspects of memory and intelligence.

  

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Deana Vitrano

E-mail: vitrano.deana@gmail.com

I am a fourth year graduate student in the Cognitive Psychology Ph.D. program at University of Albany, SUNY. I received my M.S. (2014) in Experimental Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University and my B.S. (2012) from Dickinson College. My research interests currently include memory (specifically the testing effect and the mediator effectiveness hypothesis), creativity and word associations, and expertise.

  

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Eliza Barach

E-mail: eliza.barach@gmail.com

I am a second year graduate student in the Cognitive Psychology Ph.D. program at University of Albany, SUNY. I received my B.A. in Psychology at University of Albany, SUNY in 2016. My general research interests include attention, memory, visual expertise and individual differences.

 

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Kinnera Maturi

E-mail: maturi.kinnera@gmail.com

I am a second year graduate student in the Cognitive Psychology Ph.D. program at the University at Albany, SUNY. I received my B.S. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2016. My research interests include visual attention, using EEG and eye-tracking software, perception, and attention.

Undergraduate Research Assistants:

 

Leah Gloskey

E-mail: lgloskey@albany.edu

I am a junior here at the University at Albany. I am an honors college student pursing a degree in biology and psychology with a neuroscience minor. I look forward to attending medical school after my undergraduate studies where I hope for a career as a radiologist. I am a member of the Presidential Honor Society and Pre- Med club. This is my first experience with research and I look forward to learning and working in the lab exploring visual cognition through eye tracking!

 

 

Jason Gallacchi

jgallacchi@albany.edu

I recently graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2016 with a BA in psychology.  My research interests are broad at the moment with hopes of narrowing down within the field of cognitive psychology.  I have limited experience working in a lab setting so far, but I am eager to learn about the various data collection and analysis techniques that are necessary to work in an experimental setting.

 

 

Daniel Madigan

danielmadigan4@gmail.com

I am an undergraduate student at the University at Albany, SUNY. I am pursuing a degree in psychology with an anthropology minor. I look forward to working in this lab setting as it will help me choose what field I will pursue in my graduate studies.

Lab Alumni: 

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Rebecca Conklin

E-mail: rconklin@albany.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole Arnold

E-mail: narnold@albany.edu

 

 

We look forward to welcoming new members of the lab soon!

We are currently reviewing applications from undergraduate research assistants and graduate students. If you are interested joining us, find more information here!